Air India Express has introduced robotic technology to clean and disinfect its aircraft interiors at Delhi’s IGI airport. This is the first of its kind technology in India.
The airline said that the robotic device will disinfect the aircraft seats, under-seat areas, inside overhead baggage compartment, aisle ceiling, window panels, and cockpit instrumentation area.
Air India Express, which is the subsidiary of national air carrier Air India has partnered with ground handling agency AISATS to bring this technology.
The technology uses a UV robotic device fitted with a UV Disinfection Lamping system and was used to clean its Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the Delhi airport on January 7.
According to AI Express, UV-C disinfection has been identified as one of the best ways to disinfect surfaces from germs, bacteria and viruses.
The technology has been tested and approved by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration (NABL).
The company also said the robotic device’s folding arms allow easy access for cleaning under airplane seats in the luggage compartment. Aisle ceiling, window panes, instrumentation area in the cockpit, etc.
As per the report, the technology will soon be extended to aircraft at other airports.